• Author Rhonda Hopkins's Logo
    Books,  News

    New Website, New Logo, and a New Direction

    Hello all! It’s been a long while since I posted anything. But, I have some exciting news to share. I have a new website, new logo, and a new direction for my writing. After a year of stops and starts, I have finally managed to create a brand new website from the ground up. My old one really needed help. I love the new look and my tagline: Finding light within the darkness… No matter what genre I write, including the dark stuff, I enjoy finding the hope and light within my characters and story. I try to leave my readers with hope and good feelings, even though they may…

  • Kenneth Hopkins
    Family,  Holidays

    My Dad, My Hero

    This post was originally published for Father’s Day in 2011. My dad passed away this month (August 2019). He is missed. On Father’s Day in 2014, I woke up with the beginnings of this poem in my thoughts and proceeded to write Scarred Hands before I ever made it out of bed. Scarred Hands Hands scarred and rough from decades of hard work:Twisting bolts, lifting engines, replacing beltsWhile grease, oil and other liquids stained the skin. Years of taking care of a home, fixing things needing repair;Mowing, plowing, and planting vegetables and flowers;Always, tending to the safety of family with those hands. From hugging his mother, to saluting his sergeant,Wearing…